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Quiet Spacious Property in Newport Harbor/Saugatuck Douglas

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths2
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Large spacious house with with 4 bedrooms and open views and water access

Our house is located in Newport Harbor, a peaceful quiet location very close to Douglas and Saugatuck downtowns and to the Douglas and Saugatuck beaches. With wide open spaces in the front and the back, it is pleasurable for early rises and sunset watchers. The sun rises behind the Kalamazoo River and the deck looks at a pond where the sun sets.

The location is also great for bicycling and canoeing. We have 4 single person kayaks, a 3 seat canoe and a dock to launch them into the Kalamazoo River leading to the Saugatuck Harbor area, and Michigan Lake. The beaches and Saugatuck is 3 miles if one wants to bicycle.

With four spacious bedrooms, each with a walk in closet, a large living room with a vaulted ceiling it can accommodate large groups of 10 or more. The full kitchen and outside grill areas will add convenience to your stay.

More Details

Barbara Kroczynska and Selim Erhan
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, polish, turkish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

About Barbara Kroczynska and Selim Erhan

We are both scientists and live and work in Chicago. We fell in love with the peace and beauty of the Saugatuck Douglas Area when we came for a visit. Now it is our favorite destination to get away from the city and relax on the beach, eat at the waterfront restaurants and check the latest paintings in the galleries.

Barbara Kroczynska and Selim Erhan purchased this house in 2015

Why Barbara Kroczynska and Selim Erhan chose Douglas

We love the peace and quiet and great views, access to water and very close to Saugatuck and Douglas and the Lake Michigan beaches.


Douglas House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
  • Two full bathrooms two half bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 double
  • Four bedrooms 3 with walkin closets, one with large closet. basement may sleep more.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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Quiet Spacious Property in Newport Harbor/Saugatuck Douglas
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Great service

  • 5 of 5

The first day we were there we noticed the grill didn’t work so We reached out to the owners. They responded immediately and we had a new grill the following day! The house is pretty spacious and easily accommodated our group of 6 adults and 3 children. It was very convenient having the kayaks and dock so close. We went on the Saugatuck dune rides and it was great fun for all ages!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home for our family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We chose this house for an extended family vacation, and we were very pleased with the property. It is in a very nice, quiet neighborhood close to Douglas and Saugatuck. The property owners were very responsive and pleasant to deal with.

The house itself is in very nice shape. The dock area is a bit small, but has good fishing right off of the dock. There is a nice deck, backyard, and a pond.

We found this house to be a great value, and would certainly stay here again if we would travel back to the area...which we plan to, as my wife fell in love with Saugatuck.

Thank you Barbara and Selim for allowing us to make some great family memories at your property.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Spacious house with river access

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We enjoyed our stay very much. Everyone pitched in and shared the kitchen.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and ate out on the deck. We enjoyed

watching the geese and ducks down at the little beach. The house

was very comfortable and the master bedroom was isolated

enough that no one was disturbed by the baby in the early

mornings. We swam in lake michigan and took turns cooking.

Everyone had fun.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A Great Home for our Large Family

  • 4 of 5

This home was spacious and comfortable for my family of 10 plus 2 grandchildren who came to stay with us at different times during the week. We never felt crowded. The house has everything including a kitchen with dishes, pots, pans, etc. Plenty of dining space at the table and on the quiet private back deck. The large living room was big enough for everyone to hang, relax and be comfortable. The beds were so comfortable. We enjoyed the large back yard and even went kayaking. Spent a lot of time on Lake Michigan and in Saugatuck and South Haven so this was a great home base away from the hustle and bustle.

The neighborhood is very nice and quiet. There's a side street nearby that is perfect for running and biking, which some of us did every day. Oh, and definitely go to the Art Barn just around the corner. So awesome!

The pictures for this VRBO listing show a roof that looks like it's in rough shape. I was pleased to notice when we arrived that the shingles appear to have been replaced. Looked great when we arrived!

We had a few very minor things that weren't perfect. Nothing major.

1. The dishwasher doesn't do a good job cleaning the dishes. There were many dirty dishes in the cupboard including a frying pan with pancake batter on it. Silverware with food bits on it. Blech. So we re-washed them before using. If you don't mind scrubbing/rinsing really well before putting them into the dishwasher they come out clean.

2. Late in the week the toilet in the master bath started running and wouldn't flush. I called the handy man, who responded quickly. It wasn't a big deal for us because there was another bathroom the next room over.

3. We planned to use the grill in the back it to grill burgers one night. I was disappointed to remove the cover to find the grill so grimy, dirty, with the bottom of the grill missing completely along with the grease tray missing. The burners where misaligned and not firing or functioning at all. I cleaned it as best I could and realigned the burners, which at best I was able to get the grill to minimally function.

4. There was this dead old disgusting refrigerator in the garage by the entrance to the house, with mold and stale colored water inside. Owners if you read this, that needs to go, ASAP. The only reason I opened it was because the lightbulb in the kitchen was burned out so I switched them (cleaned it) as an easy solution.

Still a great place though and would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we wanted!

  • 4 of 5

Great location and great house! Perfect for our needs while visiting family.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Grand Rapids
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Oval Beach

We are in the heart of the Saugatuck Douglas area which is one of the 10 travel sites in the USA. Beautiful nature next to galleries, unique shopping and water front restaurants and beautiful beaches with impressive sand dunes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Rates during holidays are $490.00 per night (summer), and $350.00 (winter).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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